The NYC JavaScript & HTML5 Monthly Hackfest

  • December 14, 2011 · 7:15 PM
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The group is about connecting people who care about the web, who want to learn or expand their knowledge with JavaScript and HTML5 and related web technologies. We are developers, designers and thinkers in a 'hackathon like' format under the same roof.

Read more at - http://blog.kaltura.org/the-new-york-javascript-html5-meetup

 

Agenda...

  • "Show & Tell" - 15 minutes lightning talks about exciting and interesting projects and ideas. Followed by 10 minutes shared Questions and Answers. 
  • The "Helpathon" - You bring your though (or simple) questions and the experts answer!
  • "Hackfest" - Collaborative hacking groups; Creating awesome web apps together. Great opportunity for beginners to learn, experts to teach and ideas to materialize.
  • "Reconvene" - Show the group's projects and plan the next meeting. 

Drinks and food on the house! :)

 

The Show & Tell section is a great kick-start for an evening of learning, it sparks interesting discussions, provide a stage for ideas and skills sharing.
Following, the Hackfest is when groups are formed to collaborate on projects, promoting a hands-on collaborative environment to learn from experts and create cool new web projects.

The Great Tournament - Every 6 months, groups will be able to compete their projects to win great prizes and funding for a more serious product development.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    If someone like me who knows nothing about java and html, will I be able to learn from the next meeting?

    November 29, 2012

  • Zohar B.

    Thanks Aaron, and welcome to the group!
    Be sure to introduce yourself and say hi in the meetup on Wednesday :)
    http://www.meetup.com/how-to-ja...­

    January 8, 2012

  • Aaron1waring

    Hey Zohar my name is Aaron, just wanted to introduce myself to you and the group as well. As a newbie not sure if the comment page is the right place to do so but the site said to introduce yourself below... :)

    January 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to finally be a part of the web development community! The flow of the agenda worked to facilitate making new connections, engage interesting conversations, and learn new things. I'll be at the next one!

    December 18, 2011

  • Nickalf.....

    50% turnout is not at all bad for a 2nd MeetUp - - and a GREAT crowd you all were.. Hope you all make it next time..... Thanks to the seven(so far) of you that took the time to give us feedback, because hearing what YOU want and don't want helps the Organizer(s) improve future MeetUps..... Thanks as well to the three of you that tried to solve my little JavaScript problem - even though it's still unsolved.. Perhaps we can have it as a small project to solve at our next Hackfest... If you have similar problems or a project you need help with, tell the Organizers about it and bring it along next time...
    ___________ Hope you all have a GREAT Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa as well as a Prosperous 2o12...
    Nick...

    December 16, 2011

  • Zohar B.

    Room packed with talent! Can't wait to see all the projects created.

    December 15, 2011

  • Matthew Z.

    I like the idea but there seemed was little of JS or HTML5. And if there's to be a hackfest, more space and tables would be good, as well as, more importantly, an audience composed primarily of front end devs. To get these people, you might raise the bar for attending the meetup (and I say this as someone who has next to no experience with these technologies), or make a point of pairing experts with novices.

    December 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's was nice meeting new people who are interested in learning and/or improving new skills last night. However it it lacked the organization of providing that to people who turned up last night. Something needs to change so actual coding and learning takes place. Maybe someone who is on guru level who can develop a structure for the group to follow in terms of coding. Maybe form groups based on your interests and/or knowledge and starting coding together. Future presentations should stay relevant to meetup's focus like the third presentation did. Overall it was a nice start to the group but more coding/learning needs to take place as much as the networking did.

    December 15, 2011

  • Shaan B.

    I loved the presentations and meeting new people. From a networking standpoint, this was great. I met some people who were able to pull open their laptops and start showing code which is awesome and what I want to see more of. However, two problems. One was obvious, the small space, but I know Zohar said he'll find a better space next time. The second was in structure. I think the main reason so many people are interested is because they see it as a real opportunity to learn and/or improve their coding skills. More needs to be done to facilitate actual hacking. Maybe people can sign up to teams and figure out a project PRIOR to the meeting so that no time is wasted once people get there. They simply meet their groups and start hacking on a project. I think this would be a great idea for the next meeting since people already started to meet others.

    December 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was more of a show and tell networking mixer. Nothing wrong with that, but I expected something different.

    December 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group and organizer. Speakers were not all exactly on-topic though.

    December 15, 2011

  • Ipsan G.

    This is the first of this kind I attend. I'm looking forward to the next meetups because as a beginner, I was able to hear about how to start and things to be careful of when starting through the networking portion of the night.

    December 14, 2011

  • Stephen

    Great hospitality, very interesting people to connect with and the number of jobs flying around made me wish i was unemployed.

    December 14, 2011

  • Zohar B.

    Hi Joseph, certainly.

    December 14, 2011

  • Joseph S.

    Is it possible for me to bring my bike into the building?

    December 14, 2011

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